A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 18:11:01 / January 24, 2021 @ 6:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -55.2097° West, -61.7017° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 18:11:01 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2y4. Id of event: us7000d2y4.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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